Charlotte, N.C. – April 24, 2015 – Apperson’s Evo modules, Evo Academics and Evo Social & Emotional Learning (SEL), were named winners of ComputED Gazette’s 21st Annual Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIE Awards). The programs won Best Assessment Tool and Best Counseling Tool respectively in the Teacher Tools category. In addition, both Apperson Evo modules are finalists in the 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards, with the winners to be announced on May 5, 2015.

The Apperson Evo cloud-based assessment solutions are designed to make a positive impact on the whole child through comprehensive measurement of academic and social-emotional strengths. Evo SEL gives educators insight to students’ social-emotional competence and resiliency, and provides a framework for maximizing potential. The system is based on the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA), an assessment designed to identify student competencies in eight critical areas of resilience that are proven to be essential for academic success. Evo Academics allows educators to create and deliver assessments entirely online, or in conjunction with scanners and paper, and to share assessments with colleagues, as well as access assessment data in real time.

“Winning the BESSIE Awards acknowledges the positive impact that our assessment platforms have on helping students be both academically and socially and emotionally healthy so they can succeed in school,” said Bill Apperson, chairman of the board of Apperson. “By focusing on the whole child, Apperson’s K-12 assessment technologies provide educators the insight needed to change lives, and promote the entire student’s development and well-being.”

The 21st Annual BESSIE Awards target innovative and content-rich software, websites and apps that provide parents and teachers with technology to foster educational excellence. Based in Carlsbad, California, ComputED Gazette is an online resource for the educational software community. In addition to the BESSIE awards, the Gazette sponsors the Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES). Selection for the awards are based on academic content, potential for broad classroom use, technical merit, subject approach, and quality of management system.

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About Apperson

Apperson’s K-12 assessment solutions help educators develop a 360° panorama of the student and his or her strengths, as well as areas of opportunities, that can inform curriculum decision-making and create positive learning outcomes. Whether it’s DataLink scanners, or the Evo assessment platform, Apperson’s products support and encourage a holistic learning and development approach by helping teachers turn assessment data into actionable information.